Assisting Children with specific needs

Giving assistance during the survey:

It is hoped that children will be able to read and understand the questions themselves, however they are allowed to ask an adult about the meaning of a word if it’s unclear. Leaders can explain the meaning of a question to a child particularly applying it to their own context eg.”Answer that question about Kids Club because we don’t call it Sunday School here.”

Children with specific needs:

Children with disabilities, with literacy or translation needs, can be assisted in completing the survey.

Each question can be read aloud to them and an adult can record their answers for them if needed. However the adult cannot answer the question for them.

Ethically, the answers need to come from the children themselves.